Carers Link need your vote for chance to win £5,000

Alister with Clare Grogan
Alister with Clare Grogan

Alister Reid, training and social media co-ordinator for Carers Link East Dunbartonshire is a finalist in the Skills category of the TalkTalk Digital Heroes Awards 2015, and he needs your vote to win.

The TalkTalk Digital Heroes Awards is a UK wide scheme recognising people who harness the internet to bring about positive social change.

To register and vote for Alister go to www.digitalheroes.talktalk.co.uk. Voting closes on September 8.

Alister has been nominated for his work with the Link and Learn project, which provides one to one computer, smart phone and tablet training for carers so that they can access Carers Link’s online learning hub and the wealth of information and support that the internet offers.

The prize for winning the award is £5,000 which would be spent on expanding the local “Meet and Geek” groups, where carers can meet new people and learn about computers in an informal, friendly and supportive environment, as well as improving the online learning hub, developing more interactive learning with carers.

Alister Reid said: ”As a local charity we support carers in East Dunbartonshire, but our online training and local information is available to anyone anywhere. The unique aspect of Link and Learn is that we also offer tailored training to carers to use technology such as computers, iPads and mobile phones so that they can access the learning whenever and wherever suits them. What we do is take technology, which can be quite impersonal by nature, and deliver a service that is as personable as possible, and it works.”